The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 10, 1971, Page PAGE 4, Image 4

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Work for new course
Dear editor,
On March 9th, The Daily
Nebraskan printed a news story
concerning a new course
entitled "Women in
Contemporary Society," to be
formally sponsored by the
College of Home Economics
and to be offered on City
Campus next September. The
basic purpose and content of
this course is misconstrued in
that article and I wish to offer
several points of clarification.
Whereas we have intentions
of introducing individual
women who have contributed
to academic fields, the course
is primarily concerned with the
academic orientation of these
fields themselves. There is an
extremely serious and growing
concern that many academic
disciplines inculate
"masculine" or "feminine"
values into what should be
objective scholarship.
Consider the immense
importance bilologjcal
determinism and where must
one acknowledge cultural
conditioning of male-female
roles? Why is so comparatively
little attention given to
Women's Suffrage Movement,
which should have considerable
hictrtrie-al sienificance in a
democratic framework? Why
are Freudian psychological
concepts being denounced and
disregarded in terms of female
psychology and yet still being
taught? Are there any cultural
connections to such behavioral
characteristics as aggression
and such political acts as war?
How do types of family
structures and religious
political institutions relate to
role acquisition in small
children? What are the
economic realities of
employing women as a major
labor -force in a society? Can
sociologists accurately call
black ghettos matriachies?
What are the effects of a
patriarchial religion on a
Therefore this course would
hopefully be a "survey" or
"introductory" course to an
entire area of studies. Thus we
are now in the process of
uTging such departments as
sociology, psychology,
anthropology, English,
economics, law, history and
biology to cross list this
particular course. Furthermore,
we should think that each
department would
acknowledge the necessity to
either revise or introduce their
own complete courses in this
subject matter.
In conclusion, I should like
to stress that this course is not
then a rhetorical "Women's
Liberation" attempt. It is a
serious and scholarly pursuit
to alleviate neglect and bias
toward women (and ultimately
our entire concept of
cultural-sexual roles) in
acadcmia itself.
Patricia A. Kaminski
Chairwomen, Co-ordinating
Committee for Women in
Contemporary Society
Union vs. Hayes
Dear editor,
At the last Union Board
meeting, Dean McGrath
suggested that one way to open
communications at the
University was to invite
members of the administration
and faculty to talk with
students about areas of
controversy on our campus.
So acting on the advice of the
good Dean, Professor Hayes,
Chairman of Educational
Administration, was invited to
yesterday's open meeting
concerning the Hubbard firing.
But Professor Hayes
declines the invitation to
appear. If his reasons for
getting rid of Hubbard are so
good, why didn't he want to
talk them over with us? In the
final analysis, students are the
raison d'etre for this
institution. We believe that
Professor Hayes has acted in a
manner that is "highly
inappropriate" for a faculty
member. Perhaps he too should
suffer the tortures of the
Regents' "due process."
We believe Professor
Hubbard is a good teacher. We
also believe the suggestion of
listening to both sides is a good
one. So why doesn't Professor
Hayes climb out of his
basement and talk with us? Is
he afraid of us? After all, we're
only students.
Ray Bamdad
Brian Keefe
Students and budget
Dear editor,
I read the letter from Dan
L. Cuda to Governor Exon and
the Governor's reply (Daily
Nebraskan, March 8) with deep
interest and concern. It is a real
morale builder to know that
when the chips are down there
are students and student
organizations that will give
their support to the University
and its hopes for a better
future. On the other hand it is
a real morale breaker to read
an answer from the Governor
that ignores two of the most
important - factors relating to
the budget requirements; the
increased enrollment between
1963 and 1971 and the
degraded value of the dollar
due to inflation.
In the academic year
1963-1964 the first semester
enrollment was 11,466 full
time students while in
1970-'71 this figure stands at
34,895 including UNO and the
Medical Campus. In the present
(1969-'71) biennium our
enrollment is about 277
percent greater than in the
1963-65 biennium. Over this
same time period, one dollar
has depreciated to about 80c.
This means that, in terms of
1963-'65 dollars, the 1969-71
budget is only about 208
percent greater than that in
1963-'65. In view of these
figures, is it any wonder that
we have dropped to the
academic bottom of the Big 8?
The University is not being
destroyed by excessive
spending as Governor Lxon
fears, but through lack of
adequate spending as Governor
Exon fears, but through lack of
adequate funding to support
higher education. As those of
us who have seen top-rated
universities know, we have
never traveled in a luxurious
Cadillac at Nebraska, but
alarmingly the old Ford
Station Wagon that we have
been using has lost a few
fenders, doors and even seats
along the way. If it is not now
given the maintenance and
repairs that it needs and
deserves, it will soon end up in
the junkyard.
Sincerely yours,
Dr. William A. Scheller
Professor, Chemical
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In an effort to gain support for the University and an adequate
budget, Lynn Webster, ASUN Legislative Liaison Committee
co-chairman urges every student who is concerned about the
future of his education to send a letter to his parents or outstate
acquaintances. This letter should impress upon them the
immediate need for them to register their opinions with their State
Senators. The following represents few points which your letter
might contain.
Dear Mom and Dad,
I have been informed that if Gov. Exon's proposed budget is
approved by our Legislature, my tuition will be raised S70 a
semester. In addition, the University will be raising dorm rates.
Because of the proposed cutbacks, I understand that the
University will have to limit enrollment. This will make some sort
of selection process necessary, and may jeopardize the enrollment
prospects for some students. It is quite clear that the Governor is
trying to cut back state expenses, however, in all good faith to the
Governor, 1 do not believe the educational standards of this
institution can be either maintained or improved by depriving this
University of much needed state support. This is the only major
University in Nebraska. I'd like to see it grow, and provide
Nebraskans with the best educational opportunities that it can.
Please show your concern for Nebraska and Nebraskans by
writing today to our State Senator, to inquire into his position on
this matter and to express your concern.
Your son daughter
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